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How to Make Large Pores Look Smaller

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Have you ever looked in the mirror and wished you knew how to make pores disappear in seconds? Or at the very least, make them look smaller? Well you’ve come to the right place because we have solutions for you!


First things first, what causes large pores?

When pores appear larger than normal, it’s usually the result of excess oil production in response to external factors like heat and humidity or due to pre-existing skin conditions like acne and rosacea. Also, as skin ages and loses some of its elasticity, pores can look more pronounced.


While you may be disappointed to learn that there’s really no way—cosmetically or scientifically—to make large pores shrink in size, you can make them invisible with the right skincare and makeup routine. Read on for what IT Cosmetics beauty pros recommend.


Be Consistent with Cleansing

Washing your face at least once a day is the easiest way to help prevent clogged pores and blackheads. Look for a soap-free, sulfate-free facial cleanser that works to refresh and balance your skin without stripping it of essential moisture.


Don’t Forget To Use a Face Toner

It may take a little patience, but you can improve the look of large pores over time with a pore-refining face toner. Choose a formula that contains kaolin clay, which works to absorb excess oil and shine. Apply it after cleansing, making sure to focus on your T-zone. Follow up with a lightweight, oil-free moisturizer.


Get Your Perfect Coverage

Once your skin is clean, you can do this simple makeup routine that instantly minimizes the appearance of pores.


  1. Apply a full-coverage foundation with skincare ingredients like charcoal to detoxify, colloidal clay to absorb oil and tea tree extract to combat blemishes. CC+ Cream Oil-Free Matte with SPF 40 gives you a poreless, natural-looking matte finish that lasts and is clinically tested to reduce shine and control oil for up to 12 hours.
  2. Add a pretty pop of color to your complexion by sweeping a pore-blurring blush onto the apples of your cheeks.
  3. Top things off with a setting powder that works to instantly diffuse the look of pores. Choose a translucent formula that’s talc-free so it won’t settle into lines or pores. Use an ultra-plush powder brush to smoothly glide it over your skin.


And just like that, you’ll be able to say “bye bye” to the look of pores in seconds.   

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